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What is Reinforced Concrete? Uses, Benefits, and advantages

Reinforced concrete is a combination of traditional cement concrete with reinforcements (steel bar). This combination is made to use the compressive strength of concrete and tensile strength of steel at the same time, hence, work together to resist many types of loading. ...

Concrete Delamination- Causes, Effects, and Precautions

Concrete delamination is the detachment of thin layers of concrete from the concrete surface. The peeled-out concrete surface then becomes prone to all kind of abraders in the atmosphere which consequently weaken the structure. It, therefore, becomes extremely ...

Effects of Excess Water in Concrete Mix

The presence of excessive water in a concrete mix although may facilitate the easy placement of concrete but it also lowers the quality of the overall product. The damage to concrete structures due to excessive water in a ...

Defects in Concrete Structures – Types Causes, Prevention

Different types of defects in concrete structures can be cracking, crazing, blistering, delamination, dusting, curling, efflorescence, scaling and spalling. These defects can be due to various reasons or causes. Causes for Defects in Concrete Structures Causes of defects in concrete structures can ...

Methods of Pouring Concrete as per Recommendations of ACI 304R-00

Concrete pouring is a crucial process which not only needs properly qualified persons but also considerable focus and concentrations. Almost all codes have established certain specifications to ensure proper concrete pouring and prevent its segregation. In this article, correct concrete pouring ...

Practical Methods of Providing Concrete Cover to Reinforcement

The concrete cover thickness is a major protection measure that prevents corrosion and deterioration of reinforcement steel bars. There are number of approaches that have been used to make sure that the exact required cover thickness is obtained during construction. This ...